Numismatic Theater gets renamed

ANA announces lineup of 'Money Talks'
Published : 06/21/12
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The American Numismatic Association’s Numismatic Theater presentations are now called “Money Talks.”

The new name will debut at the ANA’s 2012 World’s Fair of Money, set for Aug. 7 to 11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Money Talks will serve as the umbrella term for all talks hosted by the ANA: from live presentations to podcasts on the ANA website,

At the August World’s Fair of Money, the presentations will cover a wide range of topics and are a chance for collectors to discuss their ideas and collections.

Scheduled Money Talks presentations are:

Tuesday, Aug. 7

➤ 1:00 p.m.: “Step Up to Jefferson Nickels” by Ray Herz.

➤ 2:00 p.m.: “The Comstock Lode and the Carson City Mint” by James Hunt.

➤ 3:00 p.m.: “Analysis of Heraldic Eagle Silver and Gold Coins Dated 1796-1807” by David Finkelstein.

➤ 4:00 p.m.: “Secret History of the First U.S. Mint” by Joel Orosz and Leonard Augsburger.

Thursday, Aug. 9

➤ 9:00 a.m.: “What Shadows We Pursue: Numismatics of French Pretender Henri V” by David T. Alexander.

➤ 10:00 a.m.: “The War of 1812: The Notables, The Navies, The Numismatics” by Jim Wells.

➤ 11:00 a.m.: “Image and Republican Sovereignty” by Douglas Mudd.

➤ Noon: “Demystifying the European Tour of the 1933 Double Eagle, conducted by the NNC and Samlerhuset Group” by Karen Lee.

➤ 1:00 p.m.: “First Order of Business: The U.S. Mint’s Original Coinage Denominations, 1793-1796” by Robert W. Hoge.

➤ 2:00 p.m.: “Imitative Arabic Coinage of the Crusades” by Bill Wright.

➤ 3:00 p.m.: “A Big Book on a Big Subject: The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage” by William E. Metcalf.

➤ 4:00 p.m.: “Why the Rare Coins and Precious Metals Community Needs a Practical Action Committee,” by Barry Stuppler.

Friday, Aug. 10

➤ 10:00 a.m.: “A Coin from the Pirate Ship Whydah” by Thomas H. Sebring.

➤ 11:00 a.m.: “Medallic History of Religious Intolerance” by Benjamin Weiss.

➤ Noon: “Off the Beaten Path” by Sam Deep.

➤ 1:00 p.m.: “The Untapped Potential of Civil War Tokens” by Q. David Bowers.

➤ 2:00 p.m.: “New Data Supports Revisionist Theory of the Gobrecht Dollars” by John Dannreuther, Saul Teichman and Craig Sholley.

➤ 3:00 p.m.: “The History of Collecting Confederate Paper Money: 1865-2012” by Pierre Fricke.

➤ 4:00 p.m.: “The Medieval Melting Pot: Numismatic Crosscurrents in the Mediterranean” by Alan M. Stahl.

Saturday, Aug. 11

➤ 9:00 a.m.: “Cherrypicking the Lincoln Cent” by Sol Taylor.

➤ 10:00 a.m.: “A Numismatic Journey Through Islamic History” by Gamal Amar.

➤ 11:00 a.m.: “The Olympic Games: The First 1,166 Years” by Anthony Milavic (two hours).

➤ 1:00 p.m.: “David Rittenhouse and the 1792 Half Disme” by Jamie Franki.

➤ 2:00 p.m.: “The Establishment of the Banking System in Mexico, 1864-1910” by Ricardo de Leon Tallavas. ■

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